I got some free Orpingtons from BYC member--BIG suckas! (PIC HEAVY!)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Shared Acres, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a swap meet for central/north Florida and OldTimeGator had some Buff Orpingtons she brought for another lady and was giving them away. I have Silkies, but my mother was wanting to get into chickens and preferred a heavy breed. Well she got what she asked for, these suckers are HUGE!

    Here they are with my Silkie:
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    And just some shots of them. They have gorgeous feathers!
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    It's so hard to photograph chickens, they move soooo much! But I love this one of him moving:
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    Fully upright, they are just over 2 feet tall:
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    My silkies stress out going up the steps to the chicken house and we are probably going to put some more steps on it to make it easier for them to get, but the Orps, they easily use every other step or just make one jump up into the house.

    I was REALLY worried how they would react to my lone silkie Oprah. When I through them in the cage the first night they made one move at Oprah and she ran out of sight. The next day all was good and the Orps were cleaning her! (Oprah gets yogurt all in her fro and all over the place.)

    So, we'll be keeping them with Oprah until my mother's coop gets finished.
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    BEAUTIFUL!!!
    You are a talented photographer!!
    Christina
     
  3. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw those at the swap meet! They are huge!
     
  4. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Yes, when I got them home and let them out and REALLY compared their size to my Silkie or the RIR or BR that live next door, I was shocked!

    But, I think that will be good, hopefully that means that they will be less likely to be attacked by predators.
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Handsome. Now you need some ladies for them [​IMG]
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh god, that's what my new post is about! I think they are roos!
     
  7. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    They are roos, and I need one of them! LOL You are so lucky! I have four hens and thanks to who knows what no roo now. I would trade you a hen for a roo. Where are you located? Bet you are way over there in Jackonville huh?
     
  8. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, yes I am!

    And these are the SWEETEST roos I've ever seen. They eat out of my hand and clean my little silkie!!!!

    I could use some hens. As I got them for my mother under the assumption they were hens!
     
  9. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
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    Awww they are very cute !
     
  10. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I go as far as 40 miles this side of perry every other week.
     

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